Opinion How the Nazi Pogrom of Kristallnacht Became Just Another Political Meme

80 years since the November Pogrom targeting Jews in Germany and Austria, the term 'Kristallnacht' has become a political weapon for both left and right. Is this a welcome engagement with the historical record, or a grotesque exploitation of it?

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